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While many Irish names are quite familiar to us, their original Gaelic forms are often forgotten and mysterious. The original Gaelic form of the name Healy is O hEalaighthe, which is derived from the word "ealadhach," which means "ingenious." Another Gaelic form of the surname is O hEilidhe, which is derived from the word "eilidhe," which means "claimant."

Healy Early Origins



The surname Healy was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Healy Spelling Variations


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Healy Spelling Variations



Throughout the early history of this name, spellings of the surname in various records changed frequently largely due to the recorder's interpretation of how the name sounded at the time of the entry. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Healy family name include Haly, Haley, Haily, Hely, Healy, Healey, O'Healey, O'Haly and many more.

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Healy Early History


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Healy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Healy research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1st , 1st , 1800, 1724, 1794, 1579, 1701, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Healy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Healy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Healy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Patrick O'Healy, Franciscan Bishop of Mayo, tortured and martyred in 1579; Sir John Hely (died 1701), an English-born, Irish judge, Chief Baron of the Irish...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Healy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families began to migrate to North America in the late 18th century in the hopes of gaining their own plot of land. The majority of these early immigrant families were relatively well off because the transatlantic passage was costly. As a result the decision to immigrate was carefully made. Those immigrants that arrived in the late 1840s differed because their decision to leave was in direct response to the Great Potato Famine. Many of the families that crossed the Atlantic during this decade were destitute, either having spent all they had on the fare or even starting with nothing, but being sponsored by a philanthropic society. Whenever, these Irish families came to North America, they were made great contributions to the developing nations of the United States and what would come to be known as Canada: the earlier settlers as land clearing homesteaders, and the later immigrants as the muscle that would build the industries and routes of transportation so critical to a powerful nation. Research into the passenger and immigration lists has shown many early and significant Irish immigrants bearing the name Healy:

Healy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Healy, aged 29, landed in New York in 1800
  • Farrell Healy, who arrived in Newport, Rhode Island in 1811
  • Paul Healy, aged 35, landed in New York in 1812
  • Jarnes Healy, who landed in America in 1812
  • Elizabeth Healy, who landed in Massachusetts in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Healy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Michael F Healy, who arrived in Arkansas in 1903

Healy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Healy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • Abbey Healy, aged 40, landed in Canada in 1823
  • Denis Healy, aged 18, landed in Canada in 1823
  • James Healy, aged 14, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Margaret Healy, aged 5, landed in Canada in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Healy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Healy, a butcher, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mary Healy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
  • George Healy, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851
  • Sarah Healy, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851
  • George Healy, aged 24, a dairyman, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Healy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Healy, aged 39, a surgeon, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • John Francis Healy, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Catherine Bedelia F. Healy, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Francis Healy, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Michael Healy, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Healy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Healy (post 1700)



  • Mary Healy (1918-2015), American actress, singer, and variety entertainer who performed almost exclusively with her husband, Peter Lind Hayes for over 50 years, Miss New Orleans in 1935; he and her husband were the first to sing the commercial jingle, "See the USA in Your Chevrolet"
  • Michael Augustine Healy (1839-1904), American captain in the United States Revenue Cutter Service, USCGC Healy (WAGB-20), a United States Coast Guard research icebreaker
  • Commander Howard R. Healy (1899-1942), United States Navy officer
  • Bernadine Patricia Healy (1944-2011), American cardiologist and former National Institutes of Health director
  • George Peter Alexander Healy (1813-1894), American painter
  • Ted Healy (1896-1937), American vaudeville performer and actor
  • James Augustine Healy (1830-1900), the first African-American Roman Catholic Bishop in the United States
  • Cian Healy (b. 1987), Irish rugby union footballer
  • Dermot Healy (1947-2014), Irish novelist, playwright, and poet winner of the Hennessy Award, the Tom Gallon Award, and the Encore Award
  • Seamus Healy (b. 1950), Irish independent politician, who was a Teachta Dala (TD) for Tipperary South (2000- 2007)
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Healy Historic Events


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Healy Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Healy (1922-1942), English Stoker 1st Class from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Hanora Healy, (Nora), aged 29, Irish Third Class passenger from Athenry, Galway who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 16

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Healy Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Healy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Healy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2016 at 09:02.

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